Going purple for Oscar

Raising awareness and funds for a rare neurological syndrome
PHOTO: Emma Hillier
TURNING PURPLE: Vickie Hahne (centre), Kim Newman (left), Josh Newman (right) and their sons Patrick, 2, and Oscar, 1, will be raising awareness for Moebius Syndrome at Hahne’s Kitchen on Wednesday, January 24. PHOTO: Emma Hillier

A WANGARATTA business will be adorned in purple this week to raise awareness and funds for a rare neurological syndrome.

Hahne’s Kitchen owner Vickie Hahne organised the fundraising event to help raise awareness of Moebius Syndrome, which her grandson Oscar, 1, was diagnosed with shortly after birth.

The event will coincide with World Moebius Awareness Day on Wednesday, January 24 and purple ribbons and purple frosted cupcakes will be among the items for sale at Hahne’s Kitchen, reflecting the colour associated with the syndrome’s foundation.

“We’re doing a ‘name your price’ set up so people can come in and pay what they like for the purple cupcakes and we’ll donate it,” Vickie said.

“If people come in wearing purple we will make a donation to the foundation.

“Oscar will be here at 10am so some of our regulars might like to come in and meet him.”

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